Can you pinpoint another scene from a Quentin Tarantino movie that’s stuck with you?
The thing that snaps into my brain when you said that is...you know in Kill Bill, I had that white Stetson on? That white cowboy hat? Well, I had been in Durango, Colorado, making a western called Renegade, originally called "Blueberry".
I had just finished it right when I started to do the table readings for Kill Bill. I had just come back, and I brought that hat. So when I started doing the readings, I was wearing that hat. Quentin pretty quickly told me that he didn’t want me to wear it. He said, “You’re not wearing that hat.” I really wanted to, because I had the character of “Budd” in my brain, and I kind of figured what I wanted to do and how I wanted to look.
He wanted me to cut my hair too. It took me a couple of days of getting used to him seeing me like that, and I was just hoping that he would eventually agree with me. He did, and I ended up doing it like that. But the funny thing was that when we started the movie, the first couple of scenes we shot were the scenes in the graveyard. I was getting buried. I got to do a bunch of stuff in the hat, and that was great.